There are a lot of great moments from yesterday’s debate which we should not miss. We like how Hillary answered many canards raised by the unthinking supporters of other candidates.
Hillary Clinton is proud of her record and life history. Hillary Clinton knows the Ripublicans will attack any Democrat (remember in 2002 quadriplegic war veteran Max Cleland was shamelessly attacked) and drive up their negatives. Hillary Clinton knows how to beat the Ripublicans.
CLINTON: Well, I don’t think Karl Rove’s going to endorse me. That becomes more and more obvious. But I find it interesting he’s so obsessed with me. And I think the reason is because…
… we know how to win. I mean, you know, I have been fighting against these people for longer than anybody else up here. I’ve taken them on and we’ve beaten them.
And I’m very excited about my campaign. I had 18 wonderful years in Arkansas. I’ll be there tomorrow, where the governor will be endorsing me.
I’ve had wonderful experiences in upstate New York, where many of the people who voted for me had never voted for a Democrat before.
And you know, the idea that you’re going to escape the Republican attack machine and not have high negatives by the time they’re through with you, I think, is just missing what’s been going on in American politics for the last 20 years.
CLINTON: And the reason — the reason why we’re going to win is because we have a better vision for America, we know how to bring about change, and I know how to beat them.
So, yes, they’re going to be driving up negatives and making all these comments. Doesn’t matter to me a bit.
What’s important is what’s happening in the lives of the American people. And the kind of change I’m interested in is how we help more Americans get to the American dream.
And that means universal health care. That means new jobs for the middle class with rising incomes. It means what I have fought for, for more than 35 years.
And I am proud of my campaign, and it’s getting better every single day.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator Clinton…
CLINTON: So I’m looking forward to going up against whoever the Republicans nominate.